Currently Tommy is a postdoctoral fellow with the Geocoastal Research Group and the Marine Studies Institute at the University of Sydney. He is working on a project exploring the vulnerability of carbonate marine boundaries (reefs) to the impacts of sea-level rise and ocean acidification.
Tommy has a PhD from Macquarie University (2020) and a Masters in Marine Science and Management from the University of Sydney (2015). He is primarily a coastal geomorphologist and marine scientist with interests in the geomorphology and hydrodynamics of coastal features, especially embayed (headland) beaches, beaches in estuaries and bays and coral reefs. His research focuses on the connections between geological controls, wave patterns and sediment transport across days-millennia. He commonly uses state of the art technology to observe coastal change and commonly combines traditional field techniques with newer remote sensing methods.
Current Research Projects:
- Embayed (headland) beach morphodynamics
- Estuarine (and bay) beach morphodynamics
Gallop, S.L., Kennedy, D.M., Loureiro, C., Naylor, L.A., Muñoz-Pérez, J.J., Jackson, D.W.T., Fellowes, T.E., 2020. Geologically controlled sandy beaches: Their geomorphology, morphodynamics and classification. Science of The Total Environment 731, 139123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139123
Fellowes, T.E., Vila-Concejo, A., Gallop, S.L., 2019. Morphometric classification of swell-dominated embayed beaches. Marine Geology 411, 78-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2019.02.004
Fellowes, T.E., Gacutan, J., Harris, D.L., Vila-Concejo, A., Webster, J.M., Byrne, M., 2017. Patterns of Sediment Transport Using Foraminifera Tracers across Sand Aprons on the Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Coastal Research 33, 864-873. https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-16-00082.1